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<p>Two wings of Drosophila. While the smaller corresponds to the wild type version (non modified), the bigger one corresponds to a wing in which the Wingless pathway is hyperactivated.</p>
6 Oct 2009

The study provides further insight into how cells divide to form the wing during the embryonic development of the fly Drosophila.

Scientific news
2 Oct 2009

Researchers at IRB Barcelona publish a review article in Physiological Reviews about the changes in the shape and movements of mitochondria, and the human diseases associated with defects in these processes. This review establishes a new interface between cell biology and pathology.

Institutional news
9 Sep 2009

IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together a select group of international researchers who use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study cancer.

Scientific news
<p>A section of a Drosophila embryo with somatic cells (red) and germinal cells (green). The left image shows a healthy context while the right shows cells affected by failure of the protection mechanism. Image: Jordi Casanova, IRB Barcelona</p>
3 Aug 2009

An IRB Barcelona research team discovers the mechanism that favours the correct separation of germ cells –future ovules and sperm-, from the rest of the cells during embryonic development.

Scientific news
22 Jul 2009

“Bisthiazol” is funded by the Agency for Assessing and Marketing Research Results, run by the University of Barcelona (UB), and the Santander Bank.

Institutional news
<p>Award of the PhD fellowships in biomedical research</p>
20 Jul 2009

At the end of 2011, IRB Barcelona will host 40 PhD students supported by this organisation.

Scientific news
<p>The image shows axon repulsion by semaphorin 3A. The molecule identified by researchers acts against Sema 3A.(c) E. Soriano, IRB Barcelona.</p>
20 Jul 2009

The compound stimulates the growth of damaged axons in mouse neurons in vitro.

Institutional news
<p>Visit of the president of the Government of Catalonia, José Montilla, at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine</p>
17 Jul 2009

The directors Joan J. Guinovart and Joan Massagué present the MetCentre
during an institutional visit by the President of the Government of
Catalonia.

Institutional news
<p>University students of the programme "Spend de summer in the Park"!</p>
8 Jul 2009

This summer, IRB Barcelona laboratories will host eleven university students as part of the programme called “Spend the summer at the Park!” which is promoted by the Barcelona Science Park and with which IRB Barcelona has collaborated for since its onset. Directed at students in the second cycle of degree studies, this initiative aims to bring research closer to students from around the world by allowing them to participate in cutting-edge biomedical projects. This programme fulfils one of the missions of IRB Barcelona, namely to promote scientific vocation among young people and to enhance scientific training in biomedical sciences in a stimulating, pioneering international environment...

Scientific news
2 Jul 2009

Researchers at IBEC, IRB Barcelona and the UB identify the strategy used by enterobacteria to acquire resistance and pathogenicity.